The Top Five Dashboards Every CFO Should Review Daily

The Kini Group

The CFO’s responsibilities have migrated far from the typical numbers focus and cost analysis to growth strategy, sales tactics, and even human resources. This evolution of the role of CFO has created a demand for more oversight. CFO Dashboard 2: Costs.

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5 Strategies To Go From CXO/CEO/ COO/CFO to Successful Entrepreneur

Lead Change Blog

You had the title of CXO/CEO/CFO/COO and everything that comes with it: The corner office, a closet full of silk [.].

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Complimentary Resource – The CFO’s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward

Strategy Driven

The CFO’s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward. Click here for more information on The CFO’s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward. You just finished reading Complimentary Resource - The CFO''s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward !

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How the CFO and General Counsel Can Partner More Effectively

Harvard Business Review

What receives far less attention is that, more and more in our increasingly complex, volatile, and fully-globalized business world, the effectiveness of such action depends on a powerful partnership between the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the General Counsel (GC).

Google Lost Its CFO to Poor Work Life Balance

The Idolbuster

The topic is timely: This week Patrick Pachette, CFO of Google announced that he would be retiring to spend more time with his wife. Yet now Google has lost a fantastic CFO. Maybe if he was off some of the time over the last 25 years, he would be spending another ten years as CFO.

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My Great Failure, Part 3: Needing Where I Should be Leading

Modern Servant Leader

The already overburdened technology team had no bandwidth and the CFO would not accept changing priorities of other efforts. Ultimately, I was called into the CFO’s office and asked for my resignation. I should have resigned the moment the CFO insisted on the project.

Robert Sher: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Uncategorized Albert Einstein Bibliomotion Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville CEO to CEO The Feel of the Deal: How I Built a Business Through Acquisitions Forbes CFO Magazine James O''Toole Judgment Calls Lao-Tse Mandela Mighty Midsized Companies: How Leaders Overcome 7 Silent Growth Killers Nelson Oscar Wilde Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Robert Sher: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris Tao Te Ching the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom Tom Davenport Voltaire

People Before Profits: 5 Ways to Lead Your Company and Brand

Linked 2 Leadership

As a CFO-turned-CEO, my business philosophy is simple: Put people first, and the profits will follow. My company sells wine, changes lives, and is growing rapidly. I am in business to expand job opportunities and awareness for the nearly 57 million Americans who live with disabilities — including my son, Matt. Although my company, 100 […].

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Why HR and the CEO should be joined at the Hip | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

The day the Jacobs Suchard (now part of Kraft Foods ) Board of Directors promoted me to the C-Suite, they strongly suggested I align myself with the CFO. In the CEO Afterlife. Main menu Home. Leadership. Branding. Why HR and the CEO should be joined at the Hip.

Krigsman’s 2012 trends: three quick takes

Crossderry Blog

Filed under: PMO Tagged: Application Development , Business Structures , CFO , Cloud Computing , Emerging Technologies , Finance , Managed Hosting , Michael Krigsman , Mobility , On Demand , Oracle , SaaS , SAP , SYSPRO , Vendor Committment , Wireless And Mobility. PMO Application Development Business Structures CFO Cloud Computing Emerging Technologies Finance Managed Hosting Michael Krigsman Mobility On Demand Oracle SaaS SAP SYSPRO Vendor Committment Wireless And Mobility

Krigsman’s 2012 trends: three quick takes

Crossderry Blog

Filed under: PMO Tagged: Application Development , Business Structures , CFO , Cloud Computing , Emerging Technologies , Finance , Managed Hosting , Michael Krigsman , Mobility , On Demand , Oracle , SaaS , SAP , SYSPRO , Vendor Committment , Wireless And Mobility. PMO Application Development Business Structures CFO Cloud Computing Emerging Technologies Finance Managed Hosting Michael Krigsman Mobility On Demand Oracle SaaS SAP SYSPRO Vendor Committment Wireless And Mobility

Robert Sher: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries Albert Einstein Bibliomotion Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville CEO to CEO The Feel of the Deal: How I Built a Business Through Acquisitions Forbes CFO Magazine James O''Toole Judgment Calls Lao-Tse Mighty Midsized Companies: How Leaders Overcome 7 Silent Growth Killers Oscar Wilde Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Robert Sher: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris Tao Te Ching the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom Tom Davenport Voltaire

Tony’s Interview with Healthcare Finance News

Tony Mayo

However, once you move from being a bookkeeper to being a CFO, you are dealing with the future […]. Tips for CFOs to survive the transition to value Give up clinging to the illusion of certainty, said executive coach Tony Mayo. Accounting is a black and white world and as such attracts people who like certainty. For Executives Micro-Managers Organizational Leadership Personal Goals

Mobile Payments and the 'Wow' Factor: Q&A With Square CFO Sarah Friar

Harvard Business Review

We asked Square''s CFO and Operations Lead, Sarah Friar , for perspectives on this technology, what it means for marketers, and how to manage in the world of mobile innovation.

Samurai Bookkeeping

Tony Mayo

Years ago, while I was establishing myself in a new executive coaching practice, I supported my family by working as a part-time, outsourced CFO. Here is a reminiscence of a deep learning I earned during one of those accounting gigs. I sought help from my own coach with the very difficult [.]. For Executives Attachment Conflict Freedom

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5 Leadership Lessons: To Pixar and Beyond

Leading Blog

F ROM A PICTURE IN A MAGAZINE, Lawrence Levy was asked by Steve Jobs to become the CFO of Pixar and structure it in a way that investors could understand it.

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CMOs, Build a Relationship with Your CFOs

Harvard Business Review

But this makes the still lingering CMO-CFO disconnect even more significant, as both executives are now stewards of that critical corporate data. After having collaborated at David's Bridal to build a more effective marketing function (and actually enjoying it), we decided to share some of our observations, from both the perspective of the CFO (Gene) and CMO (Kimberly). In your preliminary discussions with the CFO, establish clear definitions, success criteria, and formulas.

The 2 Leadership Traits That Will Set You Apart (and Sustain You For The Long Haul)

Terry Starbucker

When I moved to Portland Oregon back in 2010, my intentions were to exist in a state of “semi-retirement” – that is, blending a little bit of work with a lot more down time.

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Empowering Strategies for Introverts and Extroverts Pursuing Collaborative Greatness

C-Level Strategies

I remember making a case to the CFO of an organization I worked in. It wasn’t easy for this math phobic but it helped so much in persuading the CFO to devote resources to my department.

Developing The CEO Within You.

Rich Gee Group

For some positions (CFO, CIO), all their hard work to make it to the table is now useless when they need to use skills other than IQ: Communication – Communicate clearly and concisely. You’re moving on up.

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Infuence Mapping – How To Lead Your Project To Success

Lead Change Blog

Usually the CEO and the CFO have the biggest impact on organization-wide changes, but it is not always so; in some cases the hierarchy doesn’t reflect the amount of influence, so it’s advisable to check everything carefully. Even the most powerful people rarely act alone.

One Question Away From Optimism

Leadership Freak

During dinner with the CFO [.]. Image source You can’t lead if you aren’t dissatisfied. Every new beginning begins with dissatisfaction. If the present is satisfactory, you have nowhere to go. A preferred future stands on an un-preferred present. Dissatisfaction is easy, optimism is necessary. Seeing the light dimly: Things come together at the strangest times. Change Courage Leading Marks of leaders Optimism Taking others higher Leadership Development

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The CIO Paradox: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Ross Jeremy Hope Martha Heller Operations versus Strategy Oscar Wilde Peter Weill recruiting Reinventing the CFO: How Financial Managers Can Transform Their Roles and Add Greater Value Successor The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership

Don’t Just Lead – Guide!

Great Leadership By Dan

John Sims, CFO at Snowden Lane Partners who climbed the Grand Teton with a guide-led team, says, “Without trust in your teammates, you will only do as much as faith in your own limited abilities will take you.”

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4 Keys For Bringing Out The Best From Introverts

Tanveer Naseer

He has observed in many companies that a C-suite team represents a balance of types , for instance, an introverted CEO who chooses an extroverted CFO to bring strengths to the table that he or she doesn’t have. “On The following is a guest piece by Kate Rodriguez.

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Why I Started The Modern Servant Leader

Modern Servant Leader

My CFO just fired the 4th person he hired, within a year of hiring them. It was 2006. Now, his entire team had turned over 3 times in as many years. Yet, the executive team felt he was getting positive results. In fact, on paper, he was. The organization was stronger than ever, from a fiscal perspective. However, the reputation of the organization and the lives of many employees were damaged.

Photo Inquiry Friday: What are you already doing that is working well?

Create Learning

I was asked by a CFO of a hospital, who attended a talk I gave on ‘ Working & Managing Across Generations ’ to contact the hospitals HR director and Workforce Education director. BUT the CFO would not be on the call.

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When to tell whiners ‘enough is enough’

Managers are Heroes

The CFO is an idiot. Whiner from another department is driving good employees nuts. For some folks, whining is the national pastime. It makes no difference how well things are going, they always have a gripe. Obviously, whiners can poison the well.

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Morning Advantage: Leaders Need Hugs Too

Harvard Business Review

The Imprecise World of Accounting (CFO). Some top execs may take home eight-figure salaries these days, but I wouldn’t wish their jobs on anyone. Just take a look at these excerpts from interviews with global leaders at McKinsey Quarterly — they read like transcripts from a therapy session. The greatest leadership challenge, they say, has been dealing with the rise in external crises — the collapse of Lehman Brothers, earthquakes, floods.

What Events Shaped You as a Leader?

Great Leadership By Dan

He was clearly a high potential early on and was tapped by his CFO to create and lead the new internal audit group for a public company. One day the CFO asked him to attend a board meeting so that he could answer any questions that might arise regarding the internal audit group.

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Head’s Up! A great business book will soon be published.

First Friday Book Synopsis

CFO Magazine Conference Board Creating a World Without Poverty Curt Finch Demand: Creating What People Love Before They Know They Want It Crown Business During the decision-making process involving a purchase [comma] During the decision-making process involving a purchase [comma] what role do th3e emotions reason play? On October 4, 2011, Demand: Creating What People Love Before They Know They Want It, will be published by Crown Business. Written by Adrian Slywotzky with Karl Weber.

The Secret Button for Getting Your Ideas Approved

Strategy Driven

The CFO will care about profits. The CFO might be interested but would wonder how profitable those sales will be. Getting your idea approved requires a clear recommendation that’s paired with a compelling reason for your stakeholder to approve your idea.

An Effective Business Review Meeting?

N2Growth Blog

I had the opportunity to sit with Lewis Booth , former CFO of Ford Motor Company, who along with the senior executive team, led the successful turnaround and global repositioning of Ford. By John R. Childress. Chair, Cultural Transformation – President, N2Growth Europe, N2Growth. “If If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be “ meetings ” ~Dave Barry.

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Employee badmouths company online: What do we do?

Managers are Heroes

Athena George, CFO/controller, GlobalWorks Group LLC, New York, NY. The Scenario. HR director Stu Capper had just gotten out of his car Monday morning when supervisor Eric Cottrell yelled his name. Eric ran across the parking lot. “I need to talk to you,” he told Stu.

Keep Your Sarbanes-Oxley Off My CFO

Harvard Business Review

No, Minow is suggesting that CFO essentially work for the audit committee. As she puts it, when she's evaluating a company, "the most important thing I look for in a CFO is someone who reports directly to the audit committee, because what I want is a CFO who is absolutely clear that his or her job depends on telling the truth to the board.". I don't know of any CFO of a public company who would tell you that the job doesn't already depend on telling the truth to the board.

How Introverts Can Succeed in Business and Leadership

C-Level Strategies

A section written specifically for C-Level (CEO, COO, CFO, CMO…) introverts. I learned very early in my career that the way I led was different from my extraverted colleagues.

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How To Better Support Introverts In Today’s Workplaces

Tanveer Naseer

He has observed in many companies that a C-suite team represents a balance of types, for instance, an introverted CEO who chooses an extroverted CFO to bring strengths to the table that he or she doesn’t have. “On

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How Leaders Can Get People to Tell the Truth

Great Leadership By Dan

Does the CFO of the company you’re looking to acquire really have confidence in the revenue numbers he’s projecting? Guest post from Peter Romary: Harry S. Truman once said, “My definition of a leader. is a man who can persuade people to do what they don’t want to do, or do what they’re too lazy to do, and like it.”

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May 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Everyone knows the roles and responsibilities for a CEO, CFO and CTO but change the wording and a different picture emerges. Welcome to the May 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival!

10 Reasons Why Every Manager Should take a Finance Course

Great Leadership By Dan

Yes, you too can speak like a CFO! We just finished a “ Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager ” program this week for a large client. The audience was mostly engineers – program and project managers, the ones in charge of designing and making complex stuff. It was 3.5 days, which may seem like a lot, especially for a topic that has the potential to be deadly dry and boring. The participant’s comments and evaluations at the end of the program reminded me of why every.